Cluster System Engineer Group (CSEG)

is part ofOrganization
is moderated byPortfolio Architect
consists of multipleCluster System Engineer
is a group in areaTechnology & Architecture
is responsible forApplication
estimatesPortfolio Backlog Item
attendsCSEG Working Time, Organization Retrospective, Organization Sync, Portfolio Backlog Refinement, Portfolio Planning, Portfolio Review

The Cluster System Engineer Group (CSEG) consists of the Cluster System Engineers of all Clusters in the Organization . At the organizational level, it corresponds to the role of the Working Team at the team level.

Together with the Portfolio Architect , the Cluster System Engineer Group is responsible for the Technology and Architecture side of the product development process at the organizational and portfolio level .


Together with the Portfolio Architect , the Cluster System Engineer Group has the following tasks:

  • Creation and maintenance of common architectures within the system Portfolio for the entire Organization
  • Create the organization’s architecture roadmap
  • Analysis and estimation of Portfolio Backlog Items and Systems, especially those that are developed across Clusters
  • Creation of technical and architecture-relevant work packages from Systems, Applications & Features
  • Executing the Portfolio Backlog Refinements and supporting the Cluster Backlog Refinements
  • With the Clusters within the organization: coordination, definition and support for …
    • Design decisions
    • Test automation and test management
    • Versioning and release process
    • integration
    • Defect management
    • Security
    • common standards for engineering tools, data storage, documentation, common models, release notes)
  • Coordination of architectural changes of the teams within the different Clusters
    • conflict management
    • Defense and “keeping clean” of the architecture

To work effectively, the group should maintain its own Improvement Backlog, conduct regular Syncs for coordination, as well as regular Retrospectives on its own working methods and processes.

Cadence of the CSEG


Further suitable links:

Events Roles Groups Artifacts
Portfolio Planning

Organisation Sync

Portfolio Refinement

Portfolio Review

Organisation Retrospective

Portfolio Owner

Portfolio Architect

Organisation Scrum Master


Team System Engineer Group


Cluster Product Owner Group

Cluster Scrum Master Group

Organisation Management Circle

Portfolio Backlog

Systems & Applications

System Platforms & Variants

Organisation DoD

Organisation Improvement Backlog